If I had listened to others’ advice (controllers and worriers) my whole life I would not be here right now.
I would probably be working at some factory in Germany, bored to death, and waiting for my next holiday. Feeling stuffed into a corner and not really being able to let others see who I really am.
Most likely I would have never had a dog, worked with horses, lived in the middle of nowhere, or even be in Canada.
Neither would I be playing standup-bass, running ultra marathons, running in K-country with dogs and all the wild animals, meditating, channeling, doing craniosacral, writing a blog, or meeting all these people who actually seem to get that being different and walking your own path is a good thing.
Maybe I would’ve killed myself when I was in agony with my jaw, like one of my cousines did a long time ago when she didn’t see a way out of her misery.
But then, that’s not me, I’m not about giving up easily. I’m about doing it when everybody else says it can’t be done. That’s how I got here.
I am very fortunate that I’ve always been able to keep a spark of positivity alive inside of me, even when I felt surrounded by negativity.
I know when something is right for me when I feel it in my gut, when I can’t stop doing it, when I have to do it no matter what. It doesn’t have to be right for anyone else but me. It’s my thing, not theirs. That’s why I’m myself, original, different, one of a kind.
Writing this was one thing I just had to do, the words just came to me, after trying to write something else for over two weeks and it just didn’t feel right.
I was at work, doing something else, and I just had to grab a pen and a piece of paper before it was too late and everything would’ve been lost.
I was actually listening to music just before I started writing. The battery in my minidisc player died just after listening to the song I needed to hear to get going.
So here it is…
Be yourself, believe in what you are doing and that you can do it, and good things just got to happen!